Anthony Sanders Talks New Managerial Position
GRAND JUNCTION, colo.-New Grand Junction Rockies Manager, Anthony Sanders spoke with NewsChannel5 Sports Director Tuesday afternoon discussing his new role within the Rockies organization.
"It's a dream come true," said Sanders. "It's something I've wanted to do for awhile. When I got into coaching I got my feet wet as a hitting coach and enjoyed every bit of it."
"I think I'm well prepared for it (his first managerial position)," he said. " Down in extended spring training I've had the opportunity to manage some games down their throughout my eight years and now I'm excited about this opportunity."
Sanders has spent the last six seasons as the hitting coach for the Rockies Short-Season A affiliate the Tri City Dust Devils, after a successful career in the majors playing most recently in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Sanders also won a gold medal for Team USA as an outfielder in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.